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Animal experience hosted by Andres

3.5 hoursHosted in English, Spanish and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Our experienced guides will lead through an incredible visit of Santa Cruz highlands where you learn about our Tortoise population, habitat, natural history and conservation status.
Discover different ecosystems are part of the visit, discover and experience changes in the forest, native and endemic vegetation while you understand our volcanic origins of the islands.

We meet at the pick up point | 1835 Coffee Lab to start our Giant Tortoise Experience.

Bus ride to the Giant Tortoise Reserve to see many of our iconic Galapagos Giant Tortoises in the wild. During this part of the visit you have the chance to observe them interacting in nature. Close encounters are possible when migrating and moving while foraging on vegetation and drinking water.

Hike in the property and visit a Lava Tube. Exploring Galapagos underground and listen about our volcanic origin !

Then ride to Los Gemelos to observe the most impressive sink holes in the Galapagos.

Back to Puerto Ayora.
Other things to note
Shared visits
English / Spanish Galapagos Naturalist Guide
Our experienced guides will lead through an incredible visit of Santa Cruz highlands where you learn about our Tortoise population, habitat, natural history and conservation status.
Discover different ecosystems are part of the visit, discover and experience changes in the forest, native and endemic vegetation while you understand our volcanic origins of the islands.

We meet at the pick up point | 1835 Coffee Lab to start our Gian…
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Tickets
  • Transportation
    A/C - Bus | Car depending on travelers
  • Equipment
    Rubber boots | when muddy or rainy conditions

Meet your host, Andres

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Passionate for adventure ... explorer & thrill seeker ! Naturalist traveler ...

Ecuador & Galapagos Land + Marine Naturalist Guide specialized in every region of the country as well as every cultural and natural fact !

CEO | Co-Founder of Galapagos Outdoors CL an adventure local company working with the most experienced and nature lover guides that will transmite the best of this Galapagos taste !

In many years collecting experiences and building up memories, trip after trip in pursuit of the uniqueness of this amazing Galapagos environment together with our GO staff we created the most of these GALAPAGOS EXPERIENCES | Land & Sea

Join us every day in our homeland ...
Passionate for adventure ... explorer & thrill seeker ! Naturalist traveler ...

Ecuador & Galapagos Land + Marine Naturalist Guide specialized in every region of the country as well as every cultural and natural fact !

CEO | Co-Founder of Galapagos Outdoors CL an adventure local company working with the most experienced and nature lover guides that will transmite the best of this Galapagos taste !

In many years collecting experiences and building up memories,…
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AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

Caring expert hosts

Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

Diverse animals

Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Where you'll be

Giant Tortoise Reserve at about 300 masl / 1000 ft asl - Tropical / Galapagos forest with irregular rocky and muddy terrain.

Lava Tube is a 100 m / 300 ft long underground visit - Inside there’s some lighting.

Los Gemelos - Sink Holes at about 550 masl / 1500 ft asl - Galapagos Cloud forest with rocky / muddy terrain.

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Windbreaker / Raincoat

Good Walking shoes